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Siemens Industry, Inc. - Sinumerik 808D

POSTED 02/28/2013

CHICAGO —Siemens offers its newest solution for the job shopfloor, the Sinumerik 808D, an attractively-priced CNC for entry-level milling and turning machines. 

 Over 50 years of Siemens CNC experience have been brought to the development of this control, which is specially designed for the highly competitive, high-volume 230V, three-phase and economy machine tool market.  With up to three-axis plus spindle control capability in milling or turning applications, the 808D is offered as a package with Siemens Sinamics drives and Simotics motor solutions.  During IMTS 2012, this new CNC will be demonstrated in the Siemens booth on a knee mill.  The Sinumerik 808D will be immediately available for OEM machine tool builders and in-the-field retrofit installation by Siemens business partners worldwide.  

Start with an IP 65 enclosure, easy-to-load USB port, mechanical, hot and soft keys for easy, intuitive operation, clamp-mounted front panel and a modular design that allows customizing by machine model or with out-of-the-box operation.  Plus, the machine control panel is connected using plug-and-play technology using a simple USB interface.  On a turning machine, the Sinumerik 808D provides high contour accuracy and maximum machine productivity on high-volume production runs.  On a milling machine, likewise, the Sinumerik 808D offers machine builders of vertical machining centers all the benefits of the Siemens MDynamics velocity control for mold and die section work.   
A 7.5-inch LCD color display with 640 x 480 resolution for easy reading, selectable function keyboard, rotary dials for speed and spindle override, LED tool number display, durable buffer battery and rear connection ports for USB, RS232 C, distributed and onboard I/O, setpoint to feed axes and spindle, spindle encoder, fast I/O, e.g., for probes and handwheel operation are all standard on the Sinumerik 808D.   

With 80-bit nano floating point accuracy and intelligent jerk limitation for smoother path cutting and less mechanical stress on the machine structures, workpiece accuracy and repeatability are improved.  Whether turning with a C-axis changeover or milling mold sections where path control is paramount, the Sinumerik 808D has been designed to significant heighten the performance level of basic machine tools.  

With programGuide Basic, a wide range of pre-determined technology cycles is available, in addition to the standard G-code and coordinate transformation language.  Standard ISO codes can also be intermixed with high-level Sinumerik CNC commands on the 808D.   The onboard contour computer further allows complex programs to be created and modified at the CNC without the need for a CAD/CAM system.  

For routine or even online help with maintenance or troubleshooting issues, a simple push of a button is the only requirement, as the complete library of system parameters is accessible onscreen.  

Commissioning is made easier with a ready-to-run PLC program.  Customizing the PLC is simpler, as well, with function and data blocks for program testing and debugging built-in.  The Sinumerik 808D further allows easy connection to the PLC I/O of other machine devices, whether proximate or remote.  The open architecture of Siemens CNC has not been sacrificed on the 808D, so customized HMI screens and menu trees are easily defined and created.  

Finally, with Manual Machine Plus (MM+) function on this new CNC enables transition from conventional machining to CNC programming.  A machine equipped with MM+ can be operated using handwheels but with all the benefits of CNC-assisted technology cycles.  

The Sinumerik 808D is offered with full THREE-YEAR WARRANTY on parts and labor.  

In addition to the above features and benefits for the machine builder, shop operators and programmers alike will appreciate the Sinumerik 808D for its many end-user advantages, including simplified keyboard entry of all program values, named part programs in subfolders just like a PC, convenient shortcut keys to access tool offset lists or the Program Manager, intelligent jog features easily identified and graphically-supported, precise tool handling and tool wear data readily available onscreen and a powerful simulation routine.  An operator can access all system information and obtain online help, whenever needed.  

The multimedia training materials include on-screen tutorial video and full step-by-step procedures to go from the blueprint to the finished part.  For offline training, a fully operable software machine control panel on a PC is available to end users.